Our attorneys have broad experience serving as an integral part of deal teams that put together transactions involving environmental concerns. Whether functioning as counsel to the client directly or as counsel for the transactional attorneys and advisors, we bring our unique blend of transactional, regulatory and litigation expertise to bear on environmental concerns.
Environmental issues can play a pivotal role in real estate sales and acquisitions, public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, and asset-based financing. The manner in which a potential environmental liability or risk is (or is not) evaluated and allocated can have material financial consequences for the parties involved. In the transactional context, our firm’s role is two-fold.
We assist the client in identifying and evaluating potential environmental liabilities and risks such as remedial and tort liabilities and operating requirements and restrictions. We then help develop and implement a strategy for allocating and managing these risks using contractual provisions and insurance programs.
Our depth of knowledge and experience with environmental regulatory programs, and our regular contact with local, state and federal regulatory agencies, enable us to craft creative solutions. We are frequently called upon to serve as local counsel for transactions with multi-jurisdictional issues. Our practice also involves coordinating the environmental aspects of projects with properties and operations in multiple states.
See our Representative Experience for a list of the firm’s transactional projects.
Our firm is one of the founding members of the Environmental Law Network. ELN creates access to more than 200 attorneys across the United States, assisting us in providing legal services that are national in scope and also focused locally on the particular jurisdictions of concern. When necessary, we can call upon the resources of ELN to coordinate local representation nationwide on transactions that face environmental issues in other jurisdictions.
We invite you to contact one of our attorneys to discuss how we might assist you in addressing any environmental challenges or opportunities that impact your company’s interests.